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Welcoming our new Chief Executive Officer

By May 8, 2019 No Comments
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Reload Greece has grown over the last 4 years to a recognisable organisation making a significant contribution to the reloading of the Greek economy, by mobilising the Greek talent outside Greece through entrepreneurship. The organisation’s portfolio of entrepreneurial programmes and events have developed steadily and their impact has grown continuously. Nearly 5,000 people have been educated through Reload’s programmes, over £5m startup investment has been achieved and more than 200 new jobs have been created.

We are delighted to announce that Angela Stathi has been appointed our new Chief Executive Officer to take the organisation through its next stage of development.  Angela has a strong background in entrepreneurship and extensive experience in leading global cross-functional teams, projects and operations.  She is a creative thinker with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. Prior to being appointed Reload’s CEO, Angela held senior positions in the financial sector. Angela’s most recent role was Vice President at Moody’s Investors Service where she launched products internationally and worked on product development, strategy, marketing and regulatory projects. Prior to Moody’s, Angela worked in relationship management and business development roles for Schroders, BNP Paribas and Fitch Ratings in Paris and London.

Angela is currently completing an Executive MBA at London Business School, with a focus on entrepreneurship, technology and global social enterprises. Angela holds a BA (Hons) in International Business in Finance and French and the Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society of the UK. She comes from a family of hard-working entrepreneurs and is fluent in English, French, Portuguese and Greek. She is a big supporter of diversity and inclusion, multiculturalism and women advancement and she has extensive voluntary experience. She is a member of the global non-profit organisation 100 Women in Finance, Women on Boards, Women Techmakers and 30% Club and was previously Co-chair of Moody’s UK Multicultural and Women Diversity & Inclusion groups.

Upon joining Reload Greece, Angela said:

“I feel honoured and excited to join Reload Greece and build upon the successful work of the organisation. I am passionate about entrepreneurship and I am committed to educating and advancing young entrepreneurs to help realise their dreams and build sustainable businesses with positive impact. I look forward to working with the Reload Greece community and helping to develop the organisation’s reach, growth and impact.”

Angela’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Reload Greece. George Houpis, Chairman of the Reload Greece Board of Trustees, said: 

“On behalf of the Reload Greece Board of Trustees, I’m delighted to welcome Angela as our new CEO. Angela brings with her a wealth of experience in developing, growing and leading teams combined with a passion for and interest in entrepreneurship. As Reload enters its next phase of development, and the challenges of ‘re-igniting’ the Greek economy remain, we look forward to working closely with Angela on successfully delivering the charity’s aim of making a material positive impact in Greece through entrepreneurship. 

Angela takes over from Effie Kyrtata who Co-Founded Reload Greece in 2012 and has driven the organisation as CEO since 2015, and who will now join the Board of Reload.  George Houpis said: “I would like to say a big thanks to Effie for her outstanding contribution, her determination to make Reload a success on what is always a bumpy road for a start-up, and her commitment to see the organisation succeed in delivering real positive economic impact for Greece through entrepreneurship. I look forward to continuing to work together in her new role as a Trustee of Reload”.

Effie said: “My mission as CEO was to professionalise our initiative and turn it from a grass roots, mainly volunteer based initiative to an organisation with a solid structure, team and strategy. I now feel like it is the perfect time to welcome Angela as our new CEO. I am sure that Angela’s solid corporate experience coupled with her enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit will be a phenomenal driving force for our organisation’s even greater development. This is not a goodbye from me as I am honoured to now be joining our Board of Trustees where I will continue to contribute to our cause with the same passion.”

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated community for their continued support and we look forward to the next exciting phase of the organisation’s growth. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the RG team at info@reloadgreece.com.